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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lakeville''' ''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lakeville'''  
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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Lakeville. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Lakeville was the west parish of Middleborough and thus the area was Plymouth Colony in the beginning. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When incorporated, the town was part of Plymouth County where it remains.  
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Lakeville was the west parish of [[Middleborough, Massachusetts|Middleborough]] and thus the area was in [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] in the beginning. The area was placed in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]] when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the [[Dominion of New England|Dominion of New England]] from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]], though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] in 1691 that became the [[Massachusetts|Commonwealth of Massachusetts]]. When incorporated, the town was part of [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth County]] where it remains.  
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== Historical Data  ==
  
== Historical Data <ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 63. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> ==
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The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 63. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37416784 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> with additions from various sources.
 
<center>'''Associated names''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Associated names''' </center>  
 
Hanson once was called Assawampsit.  
 
Hanson once was called Assawampsit.  
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Village or section names include Beechwoods, Howlands, Lakeside, North Lakeville, Precinct, Turnpike, and Upper Four Corners.  
 
Village or section names include Beechwoods, Howlands, Lakeside, North Lakeville, Precinct, Turnpike, and Upper Four Corners.  
 
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Border changes''' </center>  
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| 13 May 1853  
 
| 13 May 1853  
| Incorporated as a town from part of Middleborough.
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| Second or West Parish of Middleborough set off as the a town.
 
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| 1 June 1867  
 
| 1 June 1867  
 
| Border between Lakeville and Taunton established.
 
| Border between Lakeville and Taunton established.
 
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== Town Histories  ==
 
== Town Histories  ==
  
[[Image:MA Plymouth Co Lakeville map.png|right|400px|File:MA_Plymouth_Co_Lakeville_map.png]]Works written on the town include:  
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Works written on the town include:  
  
 
*Gladys de Maranville Vigers, ''History of the Town of Lakeville, Massachusetts, 1852-1952'' (Lakeville, Mass., 1952), 247 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5959169 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
 
*Gladys de Maranville Vigers, ''History of the Town of Lakeville, Massachusetts, 1852-1952'' (Lakeville, Mass., 1952), 247 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5959169 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].<br>  
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*Kenneth C. Leonard, ''The Beechwoods Confederacy 1709-1809: The Colonial History of Beechwoods: Middleboro-Taunton Precinct Massachusetts'' (Bowie, Md., 2003), xvii, 228 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53969046 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1199507|item|disp=FHL book 974.482 H2L}}.<br>  
 
*Kenneth C. Leonard, ''The Beechwoods Confederacy 1709-1809: The Colonial History of Beechwoods: Middleboro-Taunton Precinct Massachusetts'' (Bowie, Md., 2003), xvii, 228 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53969046 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1199507|item|disp=FHL book 974.482 H2L}}.<br>  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeville,_Massachusetts Lakeville Wikipedia page].
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeville,_Massachusetts Lakeville Wikipedia page].
 
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== Vital Records  ==
 
== Vital Records  ==
 
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<div style="width:147%">{{MAPlyLakMap}}The town's vital records are available in many locations: <center>'''Original records''' </center>  
The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
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*[http://www.lakevillema.org/town_clerk/index.cfm '''Lakeville Town Clerk's Office''']<br>346 Bedford Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347<br>Phone 508-946-8800<br>  
<center>'''Original records''' </center>  
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*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, Lakeville vital records, 1853-1905, {{FHL|679976|item|disp=FHL film 2079625}}.<br>These records are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBX-DR9%3An1087911717%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].  
*[http://www.lakevillema.org/town_clerk/index.cfm Lakeville Town Clerk's Office]<br>346 Bedford Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347<br>Phone 508-946-8800<br>  
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*Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1853-1905, {{FHL|679976|item|disp=FHL film 2079625}}.  
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*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1853-1902, on 7 fiche. Part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
 
*Microfiche of the originals created by Archive Publishing covering vital records, 1853-1902, on 7 fiche. Part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495 ''Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($); Index  
*Official state copy of vital records started in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
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*Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841:<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ '''Massachusetts Archives''']<br>220 Morrissey Blvd.<br>Boston MA 02125<br>Phone 617-727-2816<br>Email [mailto:archives@sec.state.ma.us archives@sec.state.ma.us]<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/archrs/hrsidx.htm Hours and Directions]<br> See the [[Massachusetts Vital Records|online guide]] for more information.
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
 
<center>'''Published records''' </center>  
 
There are no published vital records for Lakeville.  
 
There are no published vital records for Lakeville.  
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<center>'''Online records''' </center>
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*Lakeville vital records, 1853-1905, are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBX-DR9%3An1087911717%3Fcc%3D2061550 FamilySearch].<br><br><br><br>
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== City Directories  ==
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Lakeville was published in 1895, 1899, 1904/5, 1909, 1911/2, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922/3, 1924/5, 1927/8, 1929/30, 1931/2.
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The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/telephonnoncurr.html online].
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Other holdings:
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 Ancestry] ($) has 1904/5, 1911/2, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922/3, 1924/5, 1927/8, 1929/30, 1931/2.
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*[http://www.bpl.org/ Boston Public Library] has 1911-1932.
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*[https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library (Salt Lake City)] has 1911-1912, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922-1925, 1927-1932 on {{FHL|1057005|item|disp=FHL various film records}}.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#223%7C fold3] ($) has none.
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*[http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/oversight-agencies/lib/ Massachusetts State Library] has 1895, 1899, 1904/5, 1909, 1911/2, 1914, 1917, 1922/3, 1924/5, 1927/8, 1929/30, 1931/2.
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*[http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/dlakeville+mass/dlakeville+mass/1%2C5%2C10%2CB/exact&FF=dlakeville+mass+town+directories&1%2C2%2C New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)] ($) has 1895, 1899, 1904/5, 1909, 1914, 1917, 1924/5, 1927/8, 1929/30.
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Lakeville. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br>  
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Lakeville. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.<br>  
  
#Bedford Street Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)  
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:#Bedford Street Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)  
#Booth Cemetery off from Hafford Cemetery, 1784. (A, B)  
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:#Booth Cemetery off from Hafford Cemetery, 1784. (A, B)  
#Booth Cemetery east of 174 County St., 1784. (A)  
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:#Booth Cemetery east of 174 County St., 1784. (A)  
#Canedy Corner Cemetery, 1836. (A, B)  
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:#Canedy Corner Cemetery, 1836. (A, B)  
#Clark Cemetery, 1820. (A)  
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:#Clark Cemetery, 1820. (A)  
#Elisha Cudworth's House Cemetery, n.d. (A, B)  
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:#Elisha Cudworth's House Cemetery, n.d. (A, B)  
#Douglass Yard Cemetery, 1793. (A)  
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:#Douglass Yard Cemetery, 1793. (A)  
#Hafford Cemetery, 1799. (A, B)  
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:#Hafford Cemetery, 1799. (A, B)  
#Haskell Cemetery, 1785. (A)  
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:#Haskell Cemetery, 1785. (A)  
#Haskins-Reed Cemetery, 1819. (A, B)  
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:#Haskins-Reed Cemetery, 1819. (A, B)  
#Horr Cemetery, 1858. (A)  
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:#Horr Cemetery, 1858. (A)  
#Howland Cemetery, 1797. (A)  
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:#Howland Cemetery, 1797. (A)  
#Indian Shore Cemetery, 1872. (A)  
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:#Indian Shore Cemetery, 1872. (A)  
#Keith Cemetery, 1847. (A)  
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:#Keith Cemetery, 1847. (A)  
#Lang Cemetery, 1774. (A)  
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:#Lang Cemetery, 1774. (A)  
#Ichabod Leonard Gravesite, 1842. (A, B)  
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:#Ichabod Leonard Gravesite, 1842. (A, B)  
#Malbone Cemetery, 1785. (A)  
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:#Malbone Cemetery, 1785. (A)  
#Massey Gravesite, 1828. (A)  
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:#Massey Gravesite, 1828. (A)  
#McCulley Cemetery, 1787. (A, B)  
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:#McCulley Cemetery, 1787. (A, B)  
#Mullein Hill Cemetery, 1843. (A, B)  
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:#Mullein Hill Cemetery, 1843. (A, B)  
#New Bedford Road Cemetery, 1820. (B)  
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:#New Bedford Road Cemetery, 1820. (B)  
#Pickens Cemetery, north of Virginia Drive, 1830. (A, B)  
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:#Pickens Cemetery, north of Virginia Drive, 1830. (A, B)  
#Pickens Cemetery, opposite Hill Street, 1840. (A, B)  
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:#Pickens Cemetery, opposite Hill Street, 1840. (A, B)  
#Pierce Cemetery, 1755. (A, B)  
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:#Pierce Cemetery, 1755. (A, B)  
#Pond / Old Nelson Cemetery, 1724. (A, B)  
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:#Pond / Old Nelson Cemetery, 1724. (A, B)  
#Precinct Cemetery, 1951. (A)  
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:#Precinct Cemetery, 1951. (A)  
#Race Course Cemetery, 1778. (A)  
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:#Race Course Cemetery, 1778. (A)  
#Reynolds Cemetery, n.d. (A)  
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:#Reynolds Cemetery, n.d. (A)  
#Rhode Island Road Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)  
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:#Rhode Island Road Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)  
#Richmond Cemetery, 1821. (A)  
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:#Richmond Cemetery, 1821. (A)  
#Robbins Cemetery, 1848. (A, B)  
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:#Robbins Cemetery, 1848. (A, B)  
#Royal Wampanoag Cemetery, 1794. (A, B)  
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:#Royal Wampanoag Cemetery, 1794. (A, B)  
#Sampson Cemetery, 1845. (A)  
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:#Sampson Cemetery, 1845. (A)  
#Smallpox / Enoch Davis Cemetery, 1840. (A)  
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:#Smallpox / Enoch Davis Cemetery, 1840. (A)  
#Staples Cemetery Site (no stones), n.d. (A, B)  
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:#Staples Cemetery Site (no stones), n.d. (A, B)  
#Strobridge Cemetery, 1833. (A)  
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:#Strobridge Cemetery, 1833. (A)  
#Thompson Hill Cemetery, 1711. (A, B, C)  
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:#Thompson Hill Cemetery, 1711. (A, B, C)  
#Ward Cemetery, 1790. (A)
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:#Ward Cemetery, 1790. (A)
  
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br>(A). Jean A. Douillette, ''Lakeville, Massachusetts Gravestone Inscriptions, 1711-2003: A Complete Compilation of Epitaphs from the Thirty-one Known Cemeteries in the Town of Lakeville'' (Boston, 1911). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1696059 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|741281|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/L1 V3d (in-FHL electronic link)}}.<br>(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33438396 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|741281|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V3}}.<br>(C). [http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html New England Historic Genealogical Society], Manuscript Dept.  
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Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br>(A). Jean A. Douillette, ''Lakeville, Massachusetts Gravestone Inscriptions, 1711-2003: A Complete Compilation of Epitaphs from the Thirty-one Known Cemeteries in the Town of Lakeville'' (Boston, 1911). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/182978549 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1696059|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/L1 V3d (in-FHL electronic link)}}.<br>(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33438396 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|741281|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V3}}.<br>(C). [http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html New England Historic Genealogical Society], Manuscript Dept.  
  
 
Note: Lakeville, Massachusetts Card File Cemetery Index, 1678-1890s, {{FHL|10234|item|disp=FHL film 1000001}}  
 
Note: Lakeville, Massachusetts Card File Cemetery Index, 1678-1890s, {{FHL|10234|item|disp=FHL film 1000001}}  
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== Churches  ==
 
== Churches  ==
  
 
The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.  
 
The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.  
  
#Lakeville Congregational Church, 1725, records good.  
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:#Lakeville Congregational Church, 1725, records good.  
#Baptist churches, n.d. (several known to exist, but no records survive).  
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:#Baptist churches, n.d. (several known to exist, but no records survive).  
#Union Grove Church, 1877, records good.  
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:#Union Grove Church, 1877, records good.  
#[http://app.nazarene.org/FindAChurch/details.jsp?q=lakeville%2C+ma&id=113185 Church of the Nazarene], n.d.  
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:#[http://app.nazarene.org/FindAChurch/details.jsp?q=lakeville%2C+ma&id=113185 Church of the Nazarene], n.d.  
#[http://www.his-land.com/ His Land Bethany House], 1992.  
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:#[http://www.his-land.com/ His Land Bethany House], 1992.  
#[http://tlfwc.com/ The Lakeville Family Worship Center], n.d.  
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:#[http://tlfwc.com/ The Lakeville Family Worship Center], n.d.  
#Lakeville United Church, n.d.  
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:#Lakeville United Church, n.d.  
#[http://mulleinhillchurch.org/ Mullein Hill Baptist Church], n.d.  
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:#[http://mulleinhillchurch.org/ Mullein Hill Baptist Church], n.d.  
#[http://www.saintsmarthaandmary.com/ Saints Martha and Mary Parish], n.d.
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:#[http://www.saintsmarthaandmary.com/ Saints Martha and Mary Parish], n.d.
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== Newspapers  ==
 
== Newspapers  ==
  
 
No newspapers have been published in Lakeville.  
 
No newspapers have been published in Lakeville.  
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== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
  
The following is list of research facilities in town:  
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The following is a list of research facilities in town:  
  
[http://www.lakevillelibrary.org/ Lakeville Public Library]<br>4 Precinct Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347<br>Phone 508-947-9028<br>  
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[http://www.lakevillelibrary.org/ '''Lakeville Public Library''']<br>4 Precinct Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347<br>Phone 508-947-9028<br>  
  
Lakeville Historical Society<br>3 Precinct Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347  
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'''Lakeville Historical Society'''<br>3 Precinct Street<br>Lakeville MA 02347  
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Plymouth Gotoarrow.png Lakeville

This is a historical and genealogical guide to the town of Lakeville. You will find help with town histories, vital records, city directories, cemetery records and cemeteries, churches, town records, newspapers, maps, and libraries.

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Brief History

Lakeville was the west parish of Middleborough and thus the area was in Plymouth Colony in the beginning. The area was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the area was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The area is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When incorporated, the town was part of Plymouth County where it remains.

Historical Data

The basic data is from the "Historical Data" publication series[1] with additions from various sources.

Associated names

Hanson once was called Assawampsit.

Village or section names include Beechwoods, Howlands, Lakeside, North Lakeville, Precinct, Turnpike, and Upper Four Corners.

Border changes
Dates Events
13 May 1853 Second or West Parish of Middleborough set off as the a town.
1 June 1867 Border between Lakeville and Taunton established.
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Town Histories

Works written on the town include:

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Vital Records

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Town of Lakeville in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
The town's vital records are available in many locations:
Original records
Published records

There are no published vital records for Lakeville.

Online records
  • Lakeville vital records, 1853-1905, are browsable (i.e. not indexed as of Nov. 2012) on FamilySearch.



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City Directories

Lakeville was published in 1895, 1899, 1904/5, 1909, 1911/2, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922/3, 1924/5, 1927/8, 1929/30, 1931/2.

The Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) has one of the largest collections of city directories in the country. They are likely to own most of the years listed above. Their collection is in microfiche, microfilm, and books, but there is no online inventory of their holdings except for microfilm. See their guide online.

Other holdings:

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Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Lakeville. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.

  1. Bedford Street Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)
  2. Booth Cemetery off from Hafford Cemetery, 1784. (A, B)
  3. Booth Cemetery east of 174 County St., 1784. (A)
  4. Canedy Corner Cemetery, 1836. (A, B)
  5. Clark Cemetery, 1820. (A)
  6. Elisha Cudworth's House Cemetery, n.d. (A, B)
  7. Douglass Yard Cemetery, 1793. (A)
  8. Hafford Cemetery, 1799. (A, B)
  9. Haskell Cemetery, 1785. (A)
  10. Haskins-Reed Cemetery, 1819. (A, B)
  11. Horr Cemetery, 1858. (A)
  12. Howland Cemetery, 1797. (A)
  13. Indian Shore Cemetery, 1872. (A)
  14. Keith Cemetery, 1847. (A)
  15. Lang Cemetery, 1774. (A)
  16. Ichabod Leonard Gravesite, 1842. (A, B)
  17. Malbone Cemetery, 1785. (A)
  18. Massey Gravesite, 1828. (A)
  19. McCulley Cemetery, 1787. (A, B)
  20. Mullein Hill Cemetery, 1843. (A, B)
  21. New Bedford Road Cemetery, 1820. (B)
  22. Pickens Cemetery, north of Virginia Drive, 1830. (A, B)
  23. Pickens Cemetery, opposite Hill Street, 1840. (A, B)
  24. Pierce Cemetery, 1755. (A, B)
  25. Pond / Old Nelson Cemetery, 1724. (A, B)
  26. Precinct Cemetery, 1951. (A)
  27. Race Course Cemetery, 1778. (A)
  28. Reynolds Cemetery, n.d. (A)
  29. Rhode Island Road Indian Gravesites, n.d. (A)
  30. Richmond Cemetery, 1821. (A)
  31. Robbins Cemetery, 1848. (A, B)
  32. Royal Wampanoag Cemetery, 1794. (A, B)
  33. Sampson Cemetery, 1845. (A)
  34. Smallpox / Enoch Davis Cemetery, 1840. (A)
  35. Staples Cemetery Site (no stones), n.d. (A, B)
  36. Strobridge Cemetery, 1833. (A)
  37. Thompson Hill Cemetery, 1711. (A, B, C)
  38. Ward Cemetery, 1790. (A)

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). Jean A. Douillette, Lakeville, Massachusetts Gravestone Inscriptions, 1711-2003: A Complete Compilation of Epitaphs from the Thirty-one Known Cemeteries in the Town of Lakeville (Boston, 1911). WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.482/L1 V3d (in-FHL electronic link).
(B). Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, Mass., 1995). WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 V3.
(C). New England Historic Genealogical Society, Manuscript Dept.

Note: Lakeville, Massachusetts Card File Cemetery Index, 1678-1890s, FHL film 1000001

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Churches

The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.

  1. Lakeville Congregational Church, 1725, records good.
  2. Baptist churches, n.d. (several known to exist, but no records survive).
  3. Union Grove Church, 1877, records good.
  4. Church of the Nazarene, n.d.
  5. His Land Bethany House, 1992.
  6. The Lakeville Family Worship Center, n.d.
  7. Lakeville United Church, n.d.
  8. Mullein Hill Baptist Church, n.d.
  9. Saints Martha and Mary Parish, n.d.
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Newspapers

No newspapers have been published in Lakeville.

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Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is a list of research facilities in town:

Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville MA 02347
Phone 508-947-9028

Lakeville Historical Society
3 Precinct Street
Lakeville MA 02347

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 63. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
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